Town Square

Post a New Topic

School starts next Thursday but already there are lots of school events!

Original post made by Resident on Aug 9, 2012

When this new calendar was discussed, we were assured that there would be no school activities before the first day of school. JLS jump start day has already occurred and there are many high school events, freshman orientation, picture day, schedule changes, etc. taking place early next week, and many of our students are not coming back to town until next week. Are they already starting at a disadvantage before school even starts?

Comments (2)

Posted by Jon, a resident of Barron Park
on Aug 10, 2012 at 7:28 am

Don't worry about the small stuff. This is small stuff. Just make sure the kids do their homework, neatly if possible, and turn it in on time. And tell them to pay attention their teachers, not their smart phones.

Posted by Crescent Park Dad, a resident of Crescent Park
on Aug 13, 2012 at 1:46 pm

This is exactly the kind of "calendar creep" that I warned about on the school calendar threads back then. So glad our kids have all graduated and we do not have to put up with this nonsense.

I had advocated starting after Labor Day, pushing finals until early February, graduating the 3rd week of June. No finals pressure during holiday break. And (now) no finals pressure up against college application deadlines.

Looking forward to taking beautiful and warm vacations in late August while so many families are now forced to go back to school in the prime of summer.

If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Touring the Southern California “Ivies:” Pomona and Cal Tech
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 5 comments | 3,073 views

Couples: Parallel Play or Interactive Play?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,352 views

Just say no
By Jessica T | 6 comments | 1,275 views

SJSU Center for Steinbeck Studies to Honor Author Khaled Hosseini on Weds Sept 10
By Nick Taylor | 0 comments | 778 views

Candidate Kickoff Events: Public, not just for supporters
By Douglas Moran | 3 comments | 232 views